Election questions…

Oct 10, 2019  Canada can be on the cusp of a new way of understanding what justice requires What needs to change and why? Here are examples of why changes are needed in the criminal justice system: The criminal justice system is being … [Read more...]

Not so subtle racism…

Oct 7, 2019  Policy Options – Pamela Palmeter Justin Trudeau’s use of blackface shows racism isn’t just institutional, but also individual. Human beings have perpetuated anti-Indigenous racism. Here is a worthy reflection on the problem of … [Read more...]

Stolen Dreams …

Sept 24, 2019  BBC (UK) Greta Thunberg: 'Leaders failed us on climate change' A 16 year old Swedish girl has shaken a world audience with the urgency and proximity of global disaster from climate change.  Her remarks before the UN in New York … [Read more...]

Patient, present and unconditional…

July 22, 2019 National Newswatch – Amy Smart, Canadian Press Canadians need to be patient, present, unconditional with reconciliation: Trudeau While the immediate prompt for this advice is the reconciliation among Indigenous people, the rancor … [Read more...]

Digital bail…

July 20, 2019 Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham Soon, intelligent machines could help decide whether to keep people in jail. It’s time to prepare Justice reformers all recognize that bail is a major issue in fairness in the legal system.  It is … [Read more...]

Broken promise…

July 6, 2019   CBC News - Paola Loriggio Quebec man's broken promise to wear a condom was sexual assault, justice rules Superior Court Justice Nathalie Champagne has ruled that a man who promised to wear a condom for sex but did not and … [Read more...]

End of Solitary?

Oct 17, 2018  CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberals move to end solitary confinement of federal prisoners Bill C-83 is now in draft form and Ralph Goodale is proposing structural intervention units instead of segregation units.  “Under the new … [Read more...]

More prisons…

Sept 28, 2017 CBC News – Alison Crawford Border agency reports big drop in number of long-term detainees - CBSA has finalized plans to build 2 new immigration holding centres and to retrofit another The goal seems to be to have three detention … [Read more...]

Alternatives…

Sept 27, 2017 Fordham Law News (US) – John Pfaff A Better Approach to Violent Crime Pfaff begins his commentary with the frightful enumeration of the current mass incarceration circumstances.  The US imprisonment rate is 370% higher than the UK … [Read more...]

Racism and inclusion…

Sept 4, 2017 Globe and Mail – Reni Eddo-Lodge I stopped talking to white people about race. Here’s what I learned This article is an interesting reflection on inclusion of all kinds, a liberal insistence on the rightness of inclusion, and … [Read more...]